Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The American Duchess
The American Duchess (Joan Wolf, 1983) is an older traditional Regency romance I found in a used bookstore awhile back, and it has both the virtues and the flaws of its vintage. On the plus side, it's full of lovely accurate historical detail, with real people occasionally appearing in the story or being name-dropped in plausible ways. On the minus side, the heroine was a bit too much of a sweet ingenue for my taste, and I found the omniscient POV distancing.